University of Central Florida

Archived 1976-1977 Resolutions

Resolution 1976-1977-1 Revised Tenure Schedule

The Faculty Senate recommends that the proposed modified schedule for tenure consideration be implemented.

Evaluation Folder to Dept. Chair - November 1
Chairman to Dept. Evaluation Committee - November 3
Dept. Evaluation Committee to Chairman - November 17
Chairman to Dean - December 3
Dean to College Personnel Committee - December 6
College Personnel Committee to Dean - January 21
Dean to VP/Academic Affairs - February 11
Recommendations to BOR - June 1

Approved by the Faculty Senate on September 28, 1976.

Resolution 1976-1977-2 Minor Area of Study

WHEREAS, The Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee has surveyed the hour requirements of all majors and found no signs of abuse.

WHEREAS, Since the proposed minor would be a new and optional offering for a department, the Senate decided a minimum requirement of 24 hours would be a useful guideline. Since the major has been long established, no such guidelines seem necessary.

WHEREAS, The Senate believes that in general questions of major requirements are best left to the departments and the various Curriculum Committees.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT, The Faculty Senate does not recommend the adoption of a University-wide requirement establishing a minimum number of hours for a major.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on November 16, 1976.
Approved by President Millican on December 8, 1976.

Resolution 1976-1977-3 Advanced Environmental Studies Program

WHEREAS, Considerable time has elapsed since the passage of the April 13, 1976 resolution concerning the Advanced Environmental Studies Program.

WHEREAS, The Faculty Senate has answered all the major questions previously raised.

WHEREAS, The new catalog deadline is fast approaching.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT, The Faculty Senate respectfully requests a decision from Vice President Gambrell.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on November 16, 1976.
Vice President for Academic Affairs CB Gambrell referred to the Dean's Council and the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee on November 18, 1976.
Vice President Gambrell transmitted to President Millican on January 10, 1977.

Resolution 1976-1977-4 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -I

Use neuteral gender throughout; e.g. change chairman to chairperson.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on November 17, 1976.
Resolution superseded by 1976-1977-31 Revision of Faculty Senate Constitution - XXVI

Resolution 1976-1977-5 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -II

Modify language in the Preamble and Section 1.1 to reflect faculty participation in University governance.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on November 17, 1976.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-6 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -III
(Defeated)

Change Section 1.2 to read "He (the President) shall have the final authority to accept or reject the recommendations of the Faculty Assembly or the Faculty Senate."

Defeated by the Faculty Senate on November 17, 1976.

Resolution 1976-1977-6a Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -IV

Delete Section 1.2.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on November 17, 1976.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-7 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -V

Delete Section 1.3.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on November 17, 1976.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-8 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -VI

Add to Section 2.1 the following statement: "The Faculty Assembly is an advisory body to the President of Florida Technological University."

Approved by the Faculty Senate on November 17, 1976.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-9 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -VII

Update the administrative titles of those members of the Faculty Assembly to include all persons holding a regular or full time visiting appointment in Section 2.2.1.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on November 17, 1976.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-10 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -VIII
(Defeated)

Require the Faculty Assembly to meet in winter and spring quarters.

Defeated by the Faculty Senate on December 7, 1976.

Resolution 1976-1977-11 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -IX

3.1 Responsibilities. The Faculty Senate shall address itself to academic matters which concern more than one college and to general educational policies. The Faculty Senate is an advisory and recommending group to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Each recommendation made by the Faculty Senate is forwarded to the Vice President for Academic Affairs who either approves the recommendation, recommends approval to the President, or rejects the recommendation. If a recommendation is rejected, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Faculty Senate Steering Committee shall work jointly for resolution of the matter. If the matter cannot be resolved, the Steering Committee may return the matter to the Faculty Senate for reconsideration. The Faculty Senate may then, upon a two-thirds majority vote, send the matter directly to the President, with a copy to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on January 11, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-12 Faculty Election of Chairpersons
(Not Approved)

Given that the University is a community of scholars and that chairpersons (regardless of their status relative to collective bargaining) have unique personal relationships with the departmental faculty, the Faculty Senate recommends a supplement to the evaluation of chairpersons. This process shall be constituted in the following way: Chairpersons will be selected for a four year first term and then if applicable three year subsequent terms. At the end of a term, the chairperson's performance will be evaluated by a faculty vote of confidence. Failure to achieve a majority vote will, upon review by the college dean, either terminate the chairperson's term or allow for continuance of the chairperson for an additional year. In the event of a continuance, the chairperson's performance will be evaluated at the end of the additional year by a faculty vote of confidence. Failure to achieve a majority vote will terminate the chairperson's term. Upon termination of a chairperson's term, the faculty working with the college dean will proceed to select a successor for an initial four year term. There is no limit on the number of terms served by the chairperson. This process would begin 1 January 1978 for all chairpersons who have served three and one half or more years in that position as of that date. The evaluation established here is not a replacement for the existing yearly faculty evaluation of chairpersons. Nor is the process one which prohibits termination of a chairperson's services by the college Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs, or the President of the University.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on February 8, 1977.
Transmitted to Vice President for Academic Affairs CB Gambrell on February 10, 1977.
Returned by Vice President Gambrell on February 23, 1977:

"While I recognize what appears to be a genuine interest on the part of the Faculty Senate members to express views of evaluation as to chairpersons' performance, the approach and procedure recommended is not a preferred way to accomplish that objective. If the faculty, through its Senate, wishes to recommend another approach to better accommodate faculty input to the chairperson's evaluation process without incorporating features of a vote or election, such a recommendation would be given very careful consideration."

Resolution 1976-1977-13 Endorse Modified Semester System

The Faculty Senate of Florida Technological University recommends the abolition of the quarter system currently in effect at the state universities and the adoption of the modified semester plan consisting of two sixteen-week semesters and a twelve-week summer session divided into two six-week terms.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on February 22, 1977.
Transmitted to President Millican on February 25, 1977.
Acknowledged by Presient Millican on March 3, 1977.

Resolution 1976-1977-14 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -X

Bar Associate Vice Presidents, Assistant Vice Presidents, and Assistant Deans from the Senate elections section 3. 4. 2.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on February 22, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-15 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -XI
(Defeated)

Provide for departmental representation in the Senate Section 3.5.2.

Defeated by the Faculty Senate on February 22, 1977.

Resolution 1976-1977-16 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -XII

Permit one student and one librarian to be regular guests of the Senate with debate privileges in Section 3.9.3.3.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on February 22, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-17 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -XIII

Require Senate action summaries to include attendance record in Section 3.9.5.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on February 22, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-18 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -XIV

Clarify the power to appoint special committees in Section 3.10.1.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on February 22, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-19 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -XV
(Defeated)

Establish quorum requirement for Senate Committees in Section 3.10.1.

Defeated by the Faculty Senate on February 22, 1977.

Resolution 1976-1977-20 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -XVI

Add Senate Vice Chairperson and Secretary to Steering Committee Section 3.10.3.1.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on February 22, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-21 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -XVII

Designate Senate Chairperson as chairperson of the Steering Committee, Section 3.10.3.2.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on February 22, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-22 Revision to Faculty Senate Constitution -XVIII

Delete sections 3.10.5.2.4 and 3.10.7 of the Constitution.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on February 22, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-23 Annual Evaluation of Chairperson Form

The Faculty Senate accepts the modified Annual Evaluation of Chairperson Form as shown in Annex A.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 8, 1977.

Resolution 1976-1977-24 Revision of the Faculty Senate Constitution - XIX

Eliminate Sections 5 and 6 from the Constitution.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 8, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-25 Revision of the Faculty Senate Constitution - XX

Empower the Steering Committee to act on behalf of the Senate in Section 3.10.3.3.7.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 8, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-26 Revision of the Faculty Senate Constitution - XXI

Modify the following committee membership due to the abolished Interuniversity Activities Committee:

Section 3.10.5.l - One Senator from each College and three senators at large. The three at large senators shall be, if possible, from different colleges.

Section 3.10. 6.1 - One Senator from each college and three senators at large. The three at large senators shall be, if possible, from different colleges.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 15, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-27 Revision of the Faculty Senate Constitution - XXII

Modify representation to the State University System Faculty Senate Council

3.10.8 - State University System Faculty Senate Council
The Chairperson and the immediate past Chairperson of the Faculty Senate will represent the Faculty Senate on the State University System Faculty Senate Council.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 15, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-28 Revision of the Faculty Senate Constitution - XXIII

Delete Section 3.10.5.2.3. "To initiate, propose, and review internal grievance procedures."

Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 15, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-29 Revision of the Faculty Senate Constitution - XXIV

Section 3.10.5.2.1. - Delete the words "fringe benefits, retirement, salaries, and professional leave" and the addition of "other matters relating to professional development."

Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 15, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-30 Revision of the Faculty Senate Constitution - XXV

Section 3.1 be changed to read: "If the original recommendation remains unmodified, then the Faculty Senate may, upon a two-thirds majority vote, send the matter to the President through the Vice President for Academic Affairs."

Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 15, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-31 Revision of the Faculty Senate Constitution - XXVI

Change Chairperson to Chairman throughout.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 12, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-32 Accept Revised Faculty Senate Constitution - XXVII

The Faculty Senate recommends adoption of the revised and amended Faculty Constitution.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 12, 1977.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly on November 3, 1977.
Approved by the Florida Board of Regents on March 6, 1978.

Resolution 1976-1977-33 Section (1) of BOR Rule 6C-5.25 Layoff Recommendation

The Faculty Senate of Florida Technological University recommends that Section (1) of BOR Rule 6C-5.25 on Layoff read as follows:

(1) A faculty member or Administrative and Professional staff member may be laid off at any time as a result of adverse financial circumstances, reallocation of resources, reorganization of degree or curriculum offerings or requirements, reorganization of academic or administrative structures, programs, or functions, or curtailment of one or more programs or functions systemwide or at such level or organization of the State University System as a campus, division, college, school, department, area, program or at a fractional systemwide reduction to apply at each organizational level. The process of determination and implementation of layoff shall include the following: (1) formal involvement of representative faculty and student bodies with administrators in determining both at the individual universities and in the SUS that financial exigency exists or is imminent; (ii) The Board of Regents shall determine financial exigency, based on the gathering of substantial evidence, in a public hearing; (iii) Such determination of financial exigency shall apply to the SUS as a unit and not to an individual institution per se; and (iv) Since instruction and research constitute the essential reason for the existence of the SUS in order to promote the public good, the termination of faculty for financial exigency shall occur only after other possible financial reductions have been made, including comparable personnel reductions in all administrative and non-academic functions. Upon the layoff of a faculty member, the university and the Board of Regents shall make reasonable effort to locate appropriate, alternate or equivalent employment, first within the university and secondly within the State University System, and to make known the results of the effort to the person affected. In discharging its responsibilities under this rule, the Board of Regents or its representatives shall select and consult with appropriate administrative personnel and representatives of senates, committees and other such bodies of the institution(s) at which layoffs are to take place.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 12, 1977.
Transmitted to the Vice President for Academic Affairs CB Gambrell on April 15, 1977.
Vice President Gambrell acknowledged no action was necessary since the resolution is on behalf of the SUS Faculty Senate Council on April 19, 1977.

Resolution 1976-1977-34 Section (2) of BOR Rule 6C-5.25 Layoff Recommendation

The Faculty Senate of Florida Technological University recommends that the following statement be added to Section (2) of BOR Rule 6C-5.25 on Layoff.

"Tenure Status. Should a tenured faculty member be re-assigned to another organization unit within the State University System, his tenure may be continued in his new organizational assignment."

Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 12, 1977.
Transmitted to the Vice President for Academic Affairs CB Gambrell on April 15, 1977.
Vice President Gambrell acknowledged no action was necessary since the resolution is on behalf of the SUS Faculty Senate Council on April 19, 1977.

Resolution 1976-1977-35 University Drop Policy

The deadline for withdrawal (with a W) will be the end of the fifth week for any regular academic term or at the midpoint of any short summer term. The drop form and procedure should be changed to involve only the student, the student's advisor and the registrar. No withdrawals (W or F) be allowed after the above specified times.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 12, 1977.
Transmitted to Vice President for Academic Affairs CB Gambrell on April 15, 1977.
Vice President Gambrell to discuss with Deans prior to recommendation to President Millican on April 19, 1977.
Accepted by the Dean's Council on September 27, 1977 with the following addition:

"Upon request, the faculty member shall provide the student with an assessment of his/her performance in the course prior to the end of the fifth week. Effective with the next catalog."

Resolution 1976-1977-36 University Audit Policy

The deadline for a change from regular status to audit will be the end of the fifth week for any regular academic term or the midpoint of any short summer term. The change form and procedure shall involve the instructor, the student, the student's advisor, and the registrar. No change to audit will be allowed after the above specified times.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 12, 1977.
Transmitted to Vice President for Academic Affairs CB Gambrell on April 15, 1977.
vice President Gambrell to discuss with Deans prior to recommendation to President Millican on April 19, 1977.
Accepted by the Dean's Council on September 7, 1977 - the time period has been reduced to the end of add-drop rather than the middle of the term.

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